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The Original Steak and Hoagie

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515 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536-2003
+1 609-799-9600
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Central, NJ
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place can be hit or miss. I've been eating here on and off for about 7 years. Lunch time during the week can be busy, but it's slow since they don't always seem to have enough staff to make the sandwiches. Even calling ahead will have you waiting once you get there. As for the food quality, I would... More 

Thank NJPorkchop
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

By far my favorite sandwich shop in the NYC and Princeton area, a testament to how delicious the food is given the number of competing options available. Also the least expensive for seriously generous servings of meats, cheese, and vegetables on each grinder (hot sandwich) or hoagie (cold sandwich). The bread is what sets the sandwiches here apart. Not sure... More 

Thank panda_skis
Cranbury, New Jersey
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The sandwiches here are all good, particularly the steak or Italian sandwiches. But what sets this place apart is the bread. It is amazing. Skip the fries if you aren't eating there. They don't travel well. But you can't go wrong with any sandwich. The wings are OK as well.

Thank Josh N
Arlington, VA
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247 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I was looking for something quick after an afternoon appointment and came across this place on the review sites. So many reviews said I had to try the buffalo chicken (some were specific to the cheesesteak) hoagie. I went with the regular buffalo chicken because I'm not in to American cheese. The sub tasted just like buffalo chicken dip -... More 

Thank worktotravel14
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143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

During my 10 day stay in Plainsboro I went 6 or 7 times for lunch to this place. They serve excellent sandwiches and good salads. The staff is very friendly and the prices reasonable.

1 Thank Marcel B
New Jersey
Level Contributor
361 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Over the years I have eaten here many times but not for a while. I ate lunch here in December 15. I had a half of a turkey sub with provolone cheese, tomato, lettuce and pickles. It was delicious with very good bread. The prices have gone up so with a small bag of pretzels and a diet coke it... More 

1 Thank blairkk25
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We ate here several times during June & July 2015. The place is small, does not look fancy from the outside, but the food is excellent and the cheesesteaks are the BEST!!! For some strange reason, zoning laws limit them to just a few tables, so most of the inside is open space. The staff are very friendly and the... More 

Thank cbjbat_ct
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Steak and Hoagie is a great place to grab a quick bite. They have many wonderful hoagie and sandwich options. My kids love their grilled cheese sandwiches. You can also grab chips, soups, and they have a really impressive set of dessert options. The service is pretty fast and the staff are always pleasant. The only menu item I don't... More 

Thank Katie P
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Level Contributor
71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Great place for a great sub/hoagie, wrap or really good soup. There are only two bar height tables there, so plan to eat elsewhere. Oh yeah, and call your order in ahead. They get really busy and you wait a good amount of time.

Thank YatsJJ
Medford, New Jersey
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

When we don't feel like cooking or need a take away for a picnic this is a go-to place. Delicious hot and cold sandwiches. Tons of choices and ways to create your own.

Thank kikiboombox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Plainsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 609-799-9600
mostly a takeout food place... sandwhich shop with cheesesteaks etc.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?